McGill University - Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
845 Sherbrooke Street West
Montréal, QC
Canada H3A 2T5

Agricultural Economics (M.Sc.)

Program Information
Faculty: Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
Degree: Master
Field of Study: Agricultural Economics
Description The goal of graduate training in Agricultural Economics is to provide students with the applied concepts and tools to identify, define, and analyze economic problems affecting the performance of the agri-food sector and the environment. Attention is given to the development of analytical skills in the broad areas of agricultural, environmental and ecological economics, development, and resource allocation in production and marketing in agriculture. Please consult individual staff pages for their research interests. The program prepares graduates for rewarding careers in research, analysis and decision-making in academia, private and NGO sectors, and government. As an alumnus, you will find your skills in high demand, and join other alumni who can be found in positions of authority around the world.
Website: Agricultural Economics (M.Sc.) at McGill University - Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Thesis Based? Yes
Length: 18 Month(s)
Cost per year:
Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 570] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) [min. 230] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 88] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 7]
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Research Interests
Applicants should submit a statement of their research interests and personal goals. Two original transcripts, or copies certified by the originating institution, of all university-level studies, must be sent by the originating institution to the address below. If the transcripts do not mention the granting of the degree, 2 original documents (diploma) attesting to the granting of the degree must be attached. The grading scale used by the originating institution must be provided. # Two letters of recommendation, normally written by a person who has a good sense of the candidate's academic capabilities, either by having taught the candidate, or by having served in a supervisory role (research supervisor, or employer). These letters must be printed on the letterhead of the university or the referee's organization. Letters must be sent directly by the referee, in envelopes sealed and signed by the referees, to the address below. # Although not required, results from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) are also helpful to evaluate international applications, and are therefore highly recommended, particularly if applicants wish to be considered for funding. # Non-Canadian applicants whose mother tongue is not English and who have not completed an undergraduate degree using the English language are required to submit documented proof of competency in oral and written English. For example: TOEFL (minimum score 570 on the paper-based test or 230 on the computer-based test, or 88 on the internet-based test with each component score not less than 20) or IELTS (minimum 7 overall band). A photocopy can be submitted as an unofficial document, but must be followed by an official document sent directly from the testing organization. The MCHE is not considered equivalent.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Last Updated: July 23, 2015